Thursday, 29 April 2021 12:35

Business Snapshot: Downtown Saratoga Openings & Closings

By Saratoga TODAY | Photos by Thomas Dimopoulos | Business

On Broadway

On Broadway: work continues at the former Saratoga Downtowner hotel, antisipated to reopen in early June as a Lark Hotel – which has properties in seven different U.S. states. The new venture is expected to keep the “Downtowner” name.

Less Football, More Twang

SARATOGA SPRINGS —The Phila Street site that formerly housed Peabody’s Sports Bar is slated to be reopened prior to the summer season as Nashville of Saratoga. The venue promises a “Nashville style country bar” and live events. 

Job interviews will be held May 2 through May 4 and positions available include experienced cooks, bartenders, hosts and dish-washers. Go to: 

Strings Go Silent on Broadway 

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Matt McCabe, who for decades owned and operated several Saratoga Guitar locations in and around the community, died in January at his home from complications of COVID-19.

Last week, the shop on Broadway located next to City Hall, posted the following message: 

After a great deal of consideration, we have decided to close Saratoga Guitar permanently. It pains us to do this, but after considering multiple avenues for its continuation we have come to a personal conclusion: Matt was the store. 

Even if the store continued to exist in some form, it wouldn’t really be Saratoga Guitar. 

Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years. 

New Tailgate and Party Shop Opens on Phila

SARATOGA SPRINGS —The spot long-occupied by Four Seasons on Phila Street reopened on April 25 as the Tailgate and Party Shop. The shop relocated from its previous Caroline Street location and features entertainment for the entertainer - unique gift ideas, family and drinking games, hosting supplies, balloons, party goods and unique Saratoga items.

“You can honestly take an hour to just walk through here,” says owner Kirsten Lambert, who opened the initial store last June in a rented building on Caroline Street, and has since purchased the building where the new shop stands.  Open every day of the week. Go to:

Rockefeller Capital Management Grows into New Office Location in Saratoga Springs

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Rockefeller Capital Management this week announced the relocation of its Saratoga Springs location, the headquarters of its Family Office business. The new office will host all 40 employees in the Saratoga area. 

Led by Saratoga-based President of the Family Office Timothy O’Hara, the business serves ultra-high-net-worth families through an expanded offering of investment, tax and estate planning, strategic advisory, and trustee services, while creating access to strategic partnerships providing risk management and lifestyle-enhancing services. The business complements Rockefeller’s other practices, including Private Wealth Management, Rockefeller Asset Management and Strategic Advisory offerings. 

To support the growing Family Office business and the complex needs of its clients, Rockefeller has relocated to the 3rd floor of 321 Broadway, to accommodate its growing team of senior client advisors and multigenerational wealth planning experts. This space will enable socially distant and COVID-safe protocols and allow for an increase in collaboration among employees by consolidating from two small floors to one larger floor. 

Across the U.S., Rockefeller counts a total of 677 employees in 23 locations as of March 31, 2021. 

For more information, go to: 

Woman-Owned Tech Company Celebrates 25 Years In Business

SARATOGA SPRINGS — In 1996, Beth Weise Moeller, Ph.D., founded Interactive Media Consulting, LLC (IMC) as a website development company. Over the past 25 years, IMC has grown and evolved into a full-service digital marketing agency keeping pace with the ever-changing online world.

When Moeller established her woman-owned business, the digital profession was in its infancy, and tech-savvy women were a rarity.  At the time, there were less than 260,000 registered websites around the world. Today, twenty-five years later, there are over 1.6 BILLION websites registered internationally. Yet even as computers, the internet, and digital and social media have changed and grown at an astounding rate, women remain significantly underrepresented in the information and technology sector, accounting for approximately 25% of industry professionals.

Every year since its founding, IMC has given back to the community, supporting dozens of nonprofits and local organizations with digital marketing assistance. Over the years, IMC has worked with many youth or arts organizations, providing ongoing support to ensure continued growth and success. 

A passionate advocate for the arts and entrepreneurship, Moeller has long been committed to promoting artists and counseling small businesses. In 2015, Moeller introduced Arts Spark, a division of IMC established to “Help Artists With The Business of Being An Artist.” In 2019, Moeller launched The Innovation Center at Saratoga, Inc., a nonprofit collaborative makerspace where artists, entrepreneurs, and community members join together to learn, create, and innovate. Moeller’s vision includes programs where students can explore STEM in a
hands-on environment. 

IMC is a full-service website and digital marketing firm. Services include website design and programming, branding, content creation, print collateral materials, and hosting. Go to: 

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